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How to really make Britain great again.

the whole question of where Britain ranks in the world economy has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether Britain is great. What matters is whether Britain is becoming more human. Continue reading

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“Sorry Jesus, you got it wrong”

Two children are in a fight, and when we separate them both point at the other and shout “well he started it”.  We might respond “well even if he did, you carried it on!” But as we grow older we … Continue reading

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A contemporary Genesis

One morning I felt the inspiration to write a modern version of the Genesis account of creation, incorporating and alluding to the scientific discoveries of recent times.  I hope that nobody chooses to take offence: Before the beginning of time … Continue reading

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I think I might be a panentheist – I hope it’s catching!

The ancient Celts knew a thing or two. They were not the wild fighters who the Sheriff of Nottingham brought in to drive Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood from his idyllic woodland village. They had a special understanding of the nature … Continue reading

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A robust intellectual basis for Christianity is not enough.

I like to understand why things are like they are. As a child I was taught that science provides the answers that I needed. When in later life I became a Christian I thought that there was a conflict between … Continue reading

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“Je suis Nigerian”

They may not be white Europeans, and they may have done nothing to provoke the attack, but is it any less horrific?  Can the world do nothing to help?  Let us at least show that we care:  #jesuisnigerian http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/nigerias-forgotten-massacre-2000-slaughtered-by-boko-haram-but-the-west-is-failing-to-help-9970355.html http://www.vox.com/2015/1/10/7525199/nigeria-boko-haram-attackContinue reading

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Do we worship the same God?

There is and can only be one God. I am not going to defend that statement but to take it as read and see where it leads in the context of different religions.  If you don’t want to accept the … Continue reading

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The End of Evolution

Living things are amazingly complex and refined organisms.  Contained within our skin are muscles, organs, a nervous system, a circulatory system, an immune system, a digestive system, a reproductive system, a repair system, a growth system, and perhaps the most … Continue reading

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After Christmas – what?

With the arrival of October we will begin to see the signs of Christmas in the shops (some may be there already).  The lead up to Christmas will be frenetic and stressful, and hopefully we will have a wonderful time … Continue reading

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God, Science and Purpose discussion series.

Churches work hard to spread the good news of Christianity, and there are many excellent introductory courses available.  However, someone needs to have a level of interest before enrolling on such a course. In my case, I’d already decided to … Continue reading

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